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Old 10-25-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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sorry I'm not following..and don't know who u are so no u haven't told me anything..sorry someone else I guess
Sorry. I was responding to Ricks snarky comment with some snark of my own.

There's a lot of info on these boards about the pros and cons of the different areas of Charleston. If you have a specific question about a certain area, please ask away.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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lol...just trying to make good choices to settle us down for good...some place with those good ole fashion values I grew up with...hard to plan and just hope for the best. Is north Charleston bad?
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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lol...just trying to make good choices to settle us down for good...some place with those good ole fashion values I grew up with...hard to plan and just hope for the best. Is north Charleston bad?
Not necessarily. There are nice areas of N Chas. it really just comes down to what you want, I.e. more affordable housing, good schools, better commute times, lower overall crime, proximity to beaches and downtown.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest Florida area
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The FEMA maps get you halfway there - an elevation cert for the house in question takes care of the rest of it. If the house itself is high enough up, you'll be fine.
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Yes google FEMA maps for the area...shows flood zones and is important consideration for home buying and insurance cost! I'm also considering Mt. Pleasant. Would you mind letting me know after your visit what you thought?
Scuba Steve - thanks for the FEMA tip; hadn't thought of going there. And Relocating -yes, I will report back with (what can only be) my first impressions.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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Do not move to Myrtle Beach. I'm not from Cali but I lived there for college and it was the worst town to raise a family. Tourists are there all the time and locals call it "Dirty Myrtle." Whenever I tell people I lived there, I also got or still get a "that sucks" comment (or something along those lines). MB just does not have a good rep.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Do not move to Myrtle Beach. I'm not from Cali but I lived there for college and it was the worst town to raise a family. Tourists are there all the time and locals call it "Dirty Myrtle." Whenever I tell people I lived there, I also got or still get a "that sucks" comment (or something along those lines). MB just does not have a good rep.
Thank you. Good to know
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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People relocate here from all over the world and country. I would say the biggest adjustment is the humidity in the summer and the slower, more relaxed pace of living here. Being such a melting pot of transplants, I don't know why anyone would have a hard time "fitting in". It's friendly, the weather wonderful and you never run out of things to do. Never mind affordable with lower taxes.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Southwest Florida area
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Default Making the Move from CA to SC

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lol...just trying to make good choices to settle us down for good...some place with those good ole fashion values I grew up with...hard to plan and just hope for the best. Is north Charleston bad?
I was wondering if the OP moved to the Charleston general area and if so where they ended up since there are several back and forths over location?

We visited and have decided to make the move. My initial impression is it feels like a place I can call home. I love the water, the green and the warm weather, not to mention a lower cost of living (in some areas). We will rent initially until we've had time to explore our different options. Mt Pleasant is very nice but a bit pricey for the most part. Lots to decide.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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No not yet. Still waiting for house to sell...so now I will wait till school is out regardless. So ur visit went well sounds like..what areas did u go to? I've had solid job offers in myrtle bch and wilmington but...am not sure about living so close to the water...storms. I've had some job interest toward aiken, charleston and charlotte as well...decided to go in April and drive to areas and schools and get a feel for it. Sounds like you are sold..how did you child feel? If you have time....tell me pros and cons..as u are not to far from us now in cali it will be a good opinion. My older daughter is not very happy about the plan...we love rural and I want to live rural somewhat where I can still drive to what I need reasonably and keep the girls involved in cheer and softball so they will adjust better. We love to hike...investigating aiken area as well
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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Check out Greenville, SC too. It's 1.5 hours south of Charlotte. Very nice scenery, very accessible to major cities and day trips, great shopping, and a great outdoorsy place (surrounded by mountains). Cost of living is MUCH cheaper than Charleston.
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